Blog Archives for tag sauce

Zucchini alla Puttanesca

Zucchini alla Puttanesca

This recipe for Zucchini alla Puttanesca is absolutely delicious! I knew that this would be a dish that I would love, but I wasn’t so sure that the kids and husband would be digging it.  I even had planned on slitting the sauce and making a zucchini version and the classic pasta all puttanesca version.  Before I even began, I posed… Continue reading »

Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Port Sauce

Easy enough to make for a family Sunday dinner, yet elegant enough to serve to the most prestigious guests. The mushrooms and port wine make an incredibly rich and flavorful sauce for the tenderloin roast. Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 3 pounds well-trimmed beef tenderloin roast,… Continue reading »

Neely’s BBQ Sauce on the Food Network

I tried this sauce over the 4th of July weekend to go with my ribs.  It is definetly one to keep on hand.  It was so easy to make and I had everything in my pantry that I needed. I will keep this recipe up my sleeve to use in a pinch; hell, I will use this one instead of my… Continue reading »


My Grandma used to make this for me when I was a kid when I would stay several weeks with her every summer.  Then I didn’t know what it was just, just that it was this wonderful dish my Grandma would make me with left over pasta.  Since that time I have been trying to recreate this dish to be… Continue reading »

Simple Marinara Sauce

Sometimes a simple marinara sauce over pasta, some crusty bread and a good glass of wine is all you need for a fantastic dinner.  Here is the simplest of marinara recipes. Ingredients: 1 14oz can of good quality tomatoes, diced Olive oil 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced red pepper flakes 3 tbsp chopped basil Directions: Drizzle olive oil in a… Continue reading »


Don’t know what to do with all that basil growing in your garden?  Make this quick and easy pesto to go with pasta, shrimp or as a delicious sauce over chicken and steak. Ingredients: 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper 1/4 cup parmesan Directions:… Continue reading »

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